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Market Commentary

Coronavirus: Five Key Questions for Nonprofit Institutions

Posted by Timothy T. Yates, Jr. on Mar 18, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Market Commentary

There is no question that we are in unprecedented times and will likely remain so for longer than we anticipated even a few weeks ago. The speed at which...

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Chart of the Month | A Price War Erupts in the Oil Market

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Deborah Spalding on Mar 16, 2020

Topic: Market Commentary

Oil prices declined over 21 percent on March 9, 2020, the largest single-day decline since January 1991 during the Gulf War.

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Market Commentary: Impact of the Coronavirus on Markets and Portfolios

Posted by Mark J.P. Anson on Feb 28, 2020

Topic: Market Commentary

After a strong calendar year 2019, the S&P 500 reached its most recent all-time high on February 19, up nearly 5 percent since the year began. Now...

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Chart of the Month | Central Banks Increasingly Accommodative

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Ryan Driscoll on Feb 6, 2020

Topic: Market Commentary

World markets appeared to be returning to their upward trend in the beginning of February after a volatile start of the year...

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2020 Investor Survey: Private Markets Sentiment

Posted by Ralph P. Money on Jan 13, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Market Commentary | Private Capital

For the third year in a row, Commonfund Capital conducted a year-end annual survey of institutional investors to gauge their sentiment about...

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Chart of the Month | Election Year Market Trends

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Jan 8, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Market Commentary

As we enter the 12th year of economic expansion since the Great Financial Crisis, investors continue to wonder whether 2020 will be the year when...

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Impact Investing – A Market Matures

Posted by Daniel H. Connell, Ethan Levine on Jan 6, 2020

Topic: Investment Strategy | Market Commentary | Responsible Investing

Investment strategy influenced by altruistic intentions -- broadly, impact investing -- has long held sway in a small number of portfolios...

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Year-End Update and 2020 Investment Outlook

Posted by Commonfund on Jan 2, 2020

Topic: Investment Strategy | Market Commentary

As another year draws to a close, we reflect on the last twelve months and see that once again the markets rallied, the domestic economy remained resilient, and the world continued to spin. While occasional bouts of volatility and unsettling news flow briefly rattled investors in both late spring and summer, one tune continued to play in our head… “The Song Remains the Same” by Led Zeppelin.

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Chart of the Month | Jobs Across the Country

Posted by Ryan Driscoll on Dec 12, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

The November non-farm payrolls report far exceeded investor expectation and bolstered the perception that the domestic economy continues to grow...

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Chart of the Month | Fed Funds Rate Reduction Drives Markets to New Highs

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Nov 12, 2019

Topic: Market Commentary

U.S. equities reached an all-time high at the end of October as downside fears abated and risk-on sentiment improved. Among the positives...

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